ddclient for all-inkl.com DDNS

Quick installation of ddclient for all-inkl dynamic DDNS Service

If you got a Linux VM running in your home or small business network and your Websites are hosted at a provider like all-inkl.com, then you are also very likely in need of a good DDNS Client.

Previously, inadyn used to be the recommendation, but there is something far more stable and easier to use.

1. Installation:

apt-get install ddclient

2. Configuration:

Follow the wizard… and if necessary edit the configuration File:

–> nano /etc/ddclient.conf

# Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf
#
# /etc/ddclient.conf
daemon=300
protocol=dyndns2
use=web, web=checkip.dyndns.org/
server=dyndns.kasserver.com/
login=dyn0123456, password='verysecurepassword'
myddns.beyondpackets.net

*Please note the “/” after dyndns.kasserver.com!

If you want to update multiple domains… -> easy:

# Configuration file for ddclient generated by debconf
# /etc/ddclient.conf
daemon=300
protocol=dyndns2
use=web, web=checkip.dyndns.org/
server=dyndns.kasserver.com/
login=dyn0123456-1, password='verysecurepassword-1'
myddns-1.beyondpackets.net
login=dyn0123456-2, password='verysecurepassword-2'
myddns-2.beyondpackets.net

… And thats it, ddclient runs as a deamon, so no need to setup a cronjob or script to start after a reload of the server.

4. Verification:

Verify that it works by either checking your “kas” (all-inkl online portal) history or run ddclient in debug/verbose/noquiet mode:

ddclient -daemon=0 -debug -verbose -noquiet

5. (optional) Ask yourself why you ever bothered to use inadyn…